Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 26th February 2019

Today’s Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines Tuesday

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#NigeriaDecides: Atiku defeats Buhari in Edo
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has defeated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s presidential election in Edo state with a margin of 7,849 votes. Announcing the results, the INEC Collation Officer in the state, Ndowa Lare, said Atiku polled 275,691 votes to defeat Buhari []The post #NigeriaDecides: Atiku defeats Buhari in Edo appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Senate: ‘Saraki hasn’t conceded defeat
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Director-General of Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has described as outright falsehood, a report credited to him that Senate President Bukola Saraki had conceded defeat in last Saturday’s Kwara Central senatorial election. Sulaiman, in a statement, said he had neither spoken with the author of the report, one []The post Senate: ‘Saraki hasn’t conceded defeat’ appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ayade can’t sponsor me to disrupt APC ‘ Usani Usani
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, has debunked an allegation that he is being sponsored by Governor Ben Ayade (PDP) to sabotage APC in the state. Usani and Senator John Owan-Enoh, who are APC members, have been in court over the gubernatorial ticket of the party. At the last count, the Appeal []The post Ayade can’t sponsor me to disrupt APC ‘ Usani Usani appeared first on Daily Trust.
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PDP alleges ‘massive’ vote buying in Kano
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, yesterday, expressed concern over alleged massive vote buying by the ruling APC that characterised the February 23 presidential election. The allegation was contained in a statement signed by Yusuf’s spokesman, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa. According to the statement, Yusuf who is the chairman, PDP []The post PDP alleges ‘massive’ vote buying in Kano appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Why Dino defeated Smart Adeyemi
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The victory of Senator Dino Melaye at the Saturday’s National Assembly election against all odds must have come to many people as a big surprise. Embattled Senator Melaye of the PDP polled a total of 85,395 votes to defeat his main challenger, Smart Adeyemi of the APC who scored 66,902 votes. For Dino to have []The post Why Dino defeated Smart Adeyemi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How Dankwambo, PDP lost out in Gombe
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State and his party, PDP, were wiped out during the presidential and National Assembly elections conducted at the weekend. He was defeated in his quest to represent Gombe North Senatorial District at the Senate by Senator Saidu Ahmed Alkali of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a wide margin. []The post How Dankwambo, PDP lost out in Gombe appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Aliero wins Kebbi Central senatorial election
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A former FCT Minister, Senator Adamu Aliero, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Kebbi Central Senatorial election. The Returning Officer, Professor Kasimu Shehu, said Aliero got 232,000 votes to win the poll. He said Shehu Abubakar (GEDA) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 75,638 votes. The senatorial zone is made []The post Aliero wins Kebbi Central senatorial election appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Obiano, Ngige fail to deliver Buhari
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige were floored by the Peter Obi factor in their bid to have an edge for President Muhammadu Buhari. Analysts believed Obi, who is a former governor of the state, succeeded in swaying the votes in favour of PDP’s presidential []The post Obiano, Ngige fail to deliver Buhari appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ajimobi’ll not be in Senate
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi will not be in the Senate when the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated. This followed his defeat by Dr. Kola Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Oyo South Senatorial seat. Ajimobi, a senator from 2003 -2007, lost the election with less than 10,000 votes. Many said some of []The post Ajimobi’ll not be in Senate appeared first on Daily Trust.
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#NigeriaDecides: Buhari beats Atiku with 395,319 votes in Niger state
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, has emerged winner of last Saturday’s presidential election in Niger state. In the results announced by the Collation Officer for the state, Professor Angela Freeman Mary early hours of Tuesday, at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Minna, Buhari polled a total of 612,371 []The post #NigeriaDecides: Buhari beats Atiku with 395,319 votes in Niger state appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Gunmen kill policeman accompanying election results in Ogun
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
A Police corporal identified as Sunday Idoko was shot dead by unknown gunmen while escorting election results from Ipokia to the Ilaro collation centre in Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident happened around 8: 00 pm on Sunday in Eredo area of Yewa South Local Government Area of the state. []The post Gunmen kill policeman accompanying election results in Ogun appeared first on Daily Trust.
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APC clinches 1 Senate seat, 7 Reps in Kogi
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won one Senate seat and seven federal House of Representatives seats in Kogi state. The results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicate that the APC senatorial candidate for Kogi Central, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni won. Announcing the result, INEC Returning Officer for the senatorial district, Professor Patrick []The post APC clinches 1 Senate seat, 7 Reps in Kogi appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Bala Na’Allah wins Kebbi South Senatorial poll
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Deputy Majority Leader in the Senate, Senator Bala NaAllah has won the Kebbi South Senatorial election. Announcing the result on Monday, INEC’s Returning Officer, Professor Ibrahim Zagga said NaAllah got 136,187 votes to defeat his PDP opponent, Chief Benjamin Dikki who polled 62,733 votes in the election.The post Bala NaAllah wins Kebbi South Senatorial poll appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Ex-Abia governor, Theodore Orji emerges Senator-elect
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The immediate past governor of Abia state, Chief Theodore Orji, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Abia Central Senatorial zone elections held on the 23rd and 24th February, 2019. Orji polled a total of 55,461 votes beating his APC counterpart, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) []The post Ex-Abia governor, Theodore Orji emerges Senator-elect appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Goje retains Senate seat
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje of APC has won his re-election bid to represent Gombe Central Senatorial District of Gombe state at the Senate. The Returning Officer, Dr Musa Dahiru announced in Kumo, headquarters of Akko LGA that Goje polled 110,116 to defeat his main challenger, Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Nasiru Abubakar []The post Goje retains Senate seat appeared first on Daily Trust.
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#NigeriaDecides: Buhari’s aide loses LG to Atiku in Akwa Ibom
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang has lost the Presidential election in his local government area, Ibiono Ibom to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The results showed that PDP polled 33,193 votes against APCs 10,979 while in Uyo LGA known as the stronghold of APCs []The post #NigeriaDecides: Buhari’s aide loses LG to Atiku in Akwa Ibom appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Osoba’s son floors incumbent, wins Reps seat for APC in Ogun
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Olumide Osoba as the winner of Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi Owode federal constituency in Ogun state. Olumide, who is the son of a former governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, polled a total of 33,538 votes to defeat the present occupant of the seat and []The post Osobas son floors incumbent, wins Reps seat for APC in Ogun appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Shooting in S. Africa leaves 3 dead, 5 critically injured
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Three people have been shot dead and five others critically injured in a shooting in Durban, the Police said on Monday. They said that two men and one woman were the dead victims of the shooting. Kwazulu-Natal police spokesperson, Col. Thembeka Mbhele, told Xinhua that the person behind the shooting also died. ‘We are at []The post Shooting in S. Africa leaves 3 dead, 5 critically injured appeared first on Daily Trust.
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More Gloin60seconds winners receive prizes Wednesday
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Lucky winners of Weeks 6, 7 and 8 in the on-going online talent competition, #GLOIN60SECONDS, will on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, receive their cheques at various Gloworld outlets across the country. This clears the way for the grand finale where participants will win the N1 million grand prize while five other entries will each win []The post More Gloin60seconds winners receive prizes Wednesday appeared first on Daily Trust.
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How NEMSA pushes renewable energy growth, certifies 18 firms
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The quest for clean, sustainable and uninterrupted energy sources is further gaining momentum in the Nigerian power sector as the Federal Government throws its weight behind the concept and more indigenous firms are beginning to show up in the process. Pushing the growth of renewable energy projects in the country, the Nigerian Electricity Management Services []The post How NEMSA pushes renewable energy growth, certifies 18 firms appeared first on Daily Trust.
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Eterna Oil wants deregulation of oil sector
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Eterna Plc, as part of the elaborate activities to mark its 30 years anniversary, has called on the winner of the forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria to announce full deregulation of the oil sector upon resumption in May, 29. The Chief Executive Officer of Eterna, Mahmud Tukur, in a briefing with journalists in Lagos, said []The post Eterna Oil wants deregulation of oil sector appeared first on Daily Trust.
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REA connects 99,450 households in 20 months
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) says it has connected 99,450 households to sustainable electricity in the last 20 months. REA is an implementation agency of the Federal Government under the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. In a publication titled, ‘The Rural Electrification Agency’s Impact’ for the month of January, the agency said the []The post REA connects 99,450 households in 20 months appeared first on Daily Trust.
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